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Mike Ferguson to Host “Wake Up Columbia” on “The Eagle” 93.9 FM Next Week

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Blunt, Calzone, Root among Scheduled Guests

(Columbia, MO) – “Missouri Viewpoints” Producer and Host Mike Ferguson will take to the radio airwaves next week.

Ferguson will fill in for Tom Bradley as host of “Wake Up Columbia”, KSSZ’s morning drive time program, Monday through Thursday (July 6th through the 9th). “Wake Up Columbia” airs from 6:00 to 9:00 am.

Among the guests already scheduled for the week are:

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Libertarians remind Obama of his “firm pledge” not to tax health care benefits

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President considering backing what he called the “biggest middle-class tax increase in history”

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party Tuesday reminded President Barack Obama that supporting a proposed $246 billion tax on employer-provided health care benefits – a proposal he opposed as “the biggest middle-class tax increase in history” in campaign ads – would break his promise to oppose any form of tax increase on families making less than $250,000 a year.

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Libertarians reach out to gay, lesbian Democrats picketing DNC fundraiser

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LGBT Democrats express outrage over Obama administration defense of DOMA

WASHINGTON -- Representatives from America’s third-largest party greeted Democrats protesting the Obama administration’s legal arguments defending the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) outside a Thursday Democratic National Committee fundraiser aimed at gay and lesbian donors, and shared with them information on the Libertarian Party’s advocacy for marriage equality.

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Libertarians recommend Senate defeat Koh nomination

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Obama nominee to negotiate treaties says U.S. must adopt "global gun control"

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party Tuesday recommended the Senate defeat the nomination of Harold Koh to be State Department legal adviser, citing a history of opposition to gun rights and national sovereignty.

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LNC Chairman statement in response to President Obama's AMA address

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Proposed government takeover of health care means higher costs, less effective care and rationing

WASHINGTON -- Libertarian National Committee Chairman William Redpath issued the following statement Tuesday in response to President Obama's address to the American Medical Association:

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Libertarians say “cancel stimulus spending”

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New polling shows 45% agree with Libertarians that stimulus spending should be canceled

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party Wednesday called on Congress to terminate the remainder of stimulus spending citing new polling data showing a plurality of Americans now believe what Libertarians have said since January – Obama’s stimulus package is too big, too expensive and doesn’t help the economy.

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Libertarians condemn Obama’s still-skyrocketing unemployment numbers

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Jobless rate explodes to over 9%, highest in 26 years as 14.5 million Americans jobless
Tax and regulatory relief would create “the jobs Americans need”

WASHINGTON -- With unemployment exploding to 9.4 percent in May instead of decreasing as Obama promised with passage of his “stimulus” package, America’s third-largest party urges Congress to instead consider tax and regulatory relief to give the nation “the jobs Americans need.”

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Libertarians urge Supreme Court to toss out Illinois gun bans

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Senators urged to question Sotomayor on her Second Amendment views

WASHINGTON – America’s third largest party Wednesday urged the Supreme Court to hear an appeal challenging handgun bans in Chicago and the Illinois village of Oak Park, and to rule such gun bans violate the Second Amendment.  A U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Tuesday that it could not hear challenges to the anti-gun ordinances filed by both the National Rifle Association and attorney Alan Gura after the Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that a handgun ban in the District of Columbia was unconstitutional.
 

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Statement on General Motors bankruptcy filing

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Taxpayers, competing companies at risk

WASHINGTON -- Libertarian  National Committee Chairman William Redpath issued the following statement today:

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Libertarians blast Sotomayor pick

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Obama Court nominee ruled government should discriminate based on race

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party Tuesday criticized President Barack Obama’s nomination of federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, citing past rulings that public employers should discriminate in hiring based on race.

“While Judge Sotomayor deserves a fair and impartial hearing, Supreme Court justices should be nominated for their thorough knowledge of and adherence to the Constitution and the rule of law,” said William Redpath, Libertarian National Committee Chairman. 

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